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In the kitchen

In the kitchen

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V kuchyni
[V kuchyni]

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Do you have a new kitchen? Má- n---- k------? Máš novou kuchyni?
Máš novou kuchyni?
What do you want to cook today? Co c---- d--- v----? Co chceš dnes vařit?
Co chceš dnes vařit?
Do you cook on an electric or a gas stove? Va--- n- e-------- n--- n- p----? Vaříš na elektřině nebo na plynu?
Vaříš na elektřině nebo na plynu?
Shall I cut the onions? Má- n------- c-----? Mám nakrájet cibuli?
Mám nakrájet cibuli?
Shall I peel the potatoes? Má- o------ b-------? Mám oloupat brambory?
Mám oloupat brambory?
Shall I rinse the lettuce? Má- u--- s----? Mám umýt salát?
Mám umýt salát?
Where are the glasses? Kd- j--- s--------? Kde jsou skleničky?
Kde jsou skleničky?
Where are the dishes? Kd- j- n-----? Kde je nádobí?
Kde je nádobí?
Where is the cutlery / silverware (am.)? Kd- j- p-----? Kde je příbor?
Kde je příbor?
Do you have a tin opener / can opener (am.)? Má- o------ n- k-------? Máš otvírák na konzervy?
Máš otvírák na konzervy?
Do you have a bottle opener? Má- o------ l----? Máš otvírák lahví?
Máš otvírák lahví?
Do you have a corkscrew? Má- v------? Máš vývrtku?
Máš vývrtku?
Are you cooking the soup in this pot? Va--- p------ v t---- h----? Vaříš polévku v tomto hrnci?
Vaříš polévku v tomto hrnci?
Are you frying the fish in this pan? Sm---- r--- v t--- p----? Smažíš rybu v této pánvi?
Smažíš rybu v této pánvi?
Are you grilling the vegetables on this grill? Gr------ z------- n- t---- g----? Griluješ zeleninu na tomto grilu?
Griluješ zeleninu na tomto grilu?
I am setting the table. Pr----- s---. Prostřu stůl.
Prostřu stůl.
Here are the knives, the forks and the spoons. Ta-- j--- n---- v------- a l-----. Tady jsou nože, vidličky a lžičky.
Tady jsou nože, vidličky a lžičky.
Here are the glasses, the plates and the napkins. Ta-- j--- s--------- t----- a u-------. Tady jsou skleničky, talíře a ubrousky.
Tady jsou skleničky, talíře a ubrousky.

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